James Thomas Johnston

(1877 - 1919)

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James Thomas Johnston
1877 - 1919
Born
c. 1877
Death
January 4, 1919
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James Thomas Johnston was born c. 1877. He died on January 4, 1919 at 42 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Toronto (prospect) Cemetery G.w.v.a. 304. in Canada
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Service number: 775728
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Canadian Pioneers
Unit/ship/squadron: 124th Bn.
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James Thomas Johnston passed away on January 4, 1919 at 42 years of age. He was buried in Toronto (prospect) Cemetery G.w.v.a. 304., Canada. He was born c. 1877. We have no information about James's family or relationships.

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In 1877, in the year that James Thomas Johnston was born, on July 14th, strikes and resulting riots began at the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad. A sympathy strike and rioting began in Pittsburgh and a worker's rebellion began in St. Louis, then spread to other cities. 100 people were killed before the strikes ended when President Rutherford B. Hayes sent federal troops to each of the cities involved.

In 1880, at the age of only 3 years old, James was alive when on August 26th, P. T. Barnum and James A. Bailey signed a contract in Bridgeport, CT, creating the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Twenty-seven years later, the Barnum and Bailey would merge with another circus, Ringling Brothers.

In 1896, when he was 19 years old, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1908, at the age of 31 years old, James was alive when unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

In 1919, in the year of James Thomas Johnston's passing, the "Black Sox Scandal" rocked baseball fans during the World Series. Eight players on the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series, thus allowing the Cincinnati Reds to win, and making money off of the losses. All of the players were found not guilty by a jury but the fallout lasted for decades. The players were banned from baseball even though they were found innocent.

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c. 1881 - Oct 3, 1915 1881 - 1915
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c. 1899 - Sep 25, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1908 - Aug 2, 1942 1908 - 1942
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c. 1922 - Oct 20, 1943 1922 - 1943
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c. 1930 - Feb 5, 1942 1930 - 1942
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c. 1924 - Feb 19, 1944 1924 - 1944
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c. 1891 - Aug 10, 1918 1891 - 1918
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c. 1884 - Nov 4, 1918 1884 - 1918
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c. 1881 - Oct 3, 1915 1881 - 1915
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c. 1894 - Feb 22, 1916 1894 - 1916
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c. 1885 - Oct 30, 1917 1885 - 1917
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c. 1920 - Mar 8, 1940 1920 - 1940
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c. 1899 - Sep 25, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1908 - Aug 2, 1942 1908 - 1942
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c. 1922 - Oct 20, 1943 1922 - 1943
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c. 1930 - Feb 5, 1942 1930 - 1942
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c. 1924 - Feb 19, 1944 1924 - 1944
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c. 1891 - Aug 10, 1918 1891 - 1918
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c. 1884 - May 26, 1918 1884 - 1918
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